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Located in Grahamstown, 17 km from Thomas Baines Nature Reserve, Villa Palesa Guesthouse features accommodation with spa facilities, wellness packages and a fitness centre. The air-conditioned accommodation is 3.3 km from 1820 Settlers Monument, and guests can benefit from private parking available on site and free WiFi. The guest house features family rooms. The units in the guest house are equipped with a flat-screen TV with satellite channels. A microwave, a fridge and kitchenware are also provided, as well as a kettle. At the guest house, each unit is equipped with bed linen and towels. Guests at the guest house can enjoy a Full English/Irish breakfast, and breakfast in the room is also available. For visitors looking to embark on day trips to nearby landmarks, Villa Palesa Guesthouse provides a selection of packed lunches. Outdoor play equipment is also available at the accommodation, while guests can also relax in the garden. Lalibela Private Game Reserve is 38 km from Villa Palesa Guesthouse, while South African Institute for Aquatic Biodiversity is 2 km away. The nearest airport is Port Alfred Airport, 57 km from the guest house.

Couples particularly like the location — they rated it 9.0 for a two-person trip.

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Property highlights

Top location: Highly rated by recent guests (8.9)

Breakfast info

Full English/Irish

Free private parking available on-site

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Room type
Number of guests
1 large double bed
1 extra-large double bed
1 double bed
2 single beds
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Property practices

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Guest reviews


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  • M
    South Africa South Africa
    The breakfast was prepared to my preference and time. The staff were friendly and helpful. The rooms were clean and comfortable. The place was serine and quite.
  • Nicole
    South Africa South Africa
    The breakfast was heavenly, prepared while sitting down. True home away from home. had a very comfortable loving experience
  • Musa
    South Africa South Africa
    It was great. The staff were friendly and helpful.

Host Information

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Villa Palesa is an elegantly furnished guesthouse in Makhanda (formerly Grahamstown), Eastern Cape. It boasts a beautiful spa and gym, as well as luxuriously furnished bedrooms with modern bathrooms. The guesthouse is suitable for business travellers, tourists and people visiting family in the area. Particular care has been taken to ensure the safety of guests. The guesthouse is equipped with an electric fence, an eight-camera CCTV monitoring system as well as safe parking. It is also linked to a 24-hour rapid response security company.
Language spoken: English

Property surroundings

Facilities of Villa Palesa Guesthouse
Great facilities! Review score, 9

Most popular facilities
  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Spa and wellness centre
  • Fitness centre
  • Room service
  • Family rooms
  • Tea/coffee maker in all rooms
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels
  • Slippers
  • Free toiletries
  • Shower
  • Linen
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Garden
  • Dining table
  • Kitchenware
  • Electric kettle
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
Room Amenities
  • Socket near the bed
Media & Technology
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Satellite channels
  • TV
  • Pay-per-view channels
Food & Drink
  • Breakfast in the room
  • Tea/Coffee maker
WiFi is available in public areas and is free of charge.
Free private parking is possible on site (reservation is not needed).
  • Accessible parking
Reception services
  • Invoice provided
  • Private check-in/check-out
Entertainment and family services
  • Kids' outdoor play equipment
Cleaning services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Ironing service
    Additional charge
  • Laundry
    Additional charge
Business facilities
  • Fax/photocopying
Safety & security
  • Fire extinguishers
  • CCTV outside property
  • CCTV in common areas
  • Shuttle service
  • Shared lounge/TV area
  • Electric blankets
  • Designated smoking area
  • Air conditioning
  • Non-smoking throughout
  • Heating
  • Packed lunches
  • Family rooms
  • Ironing facilities
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Iron
  • Room service
  • Full body massage
  • Spa/wellness packages
  • Foot bath
  • Spa facilities
  • Massage
    Additional charge
  • Spa and wellness centre
    Additional charge
  • Fitness centre
  • Sauna
Languages spoken
  • English

House rules

Villa Palesa Guesthouse takes special requests - add in the next step!


From 14:00 to 20:00


Until 10:00



Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodation type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check the conditions of your required room.

Children and beds

Child policies

Children of any age are welcome.

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Cot and extra bed policies

Cots and extra beds are not available at this property.

No age restriction

There is no age requirement for check-in

Payments by takes your payment on behalf of the property for this stay, but make sure you have cash for any extras once you get there.


Smoking is not allowed.


Pets are not allowed.

The fine print
Need-to-know information for guests at this property

Please inform Villa Palesa Guesthouse in advance of your expected arrival time. You can use the Special Requests box when booking, or contact the property directly with the contact details provided in your confirmation.

FAQs about Villa Palesa Guesthouse

  • Room options at Villa Palesa Guesthouse include:

    • Double
    • Twin

  • Check-in at Villa Palesa Guesthouse is from 14:00, and check-out is until 10:00.

  • Villa Palesa Guesthouse is 1.3 miles from the centre of Grahamstown. All distances are measured in straight lines. Actual travel distances may vary.

  • Guests staying at Villa Palesa Guesthouse can enjoy a highly-rated breakfast during their stay (guest review score: 8.8).

    Breakfast option(s) include:

    • Full English/Irish

  • Villa Palesa Guesthouse offers the following activities / services (charges may apply):

    • Spa and wellness centre
    • Fitness centre
    • Sauna
    • Massage
    • Spa facilities
    • Spa/wellness packages
    • Foot bath
    • Full body massage

  • The prices at Villa Palesa Guesthouse may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates you select, hotel's policy etc.). See the prices by entering your dates.